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English definition of “fillip”

fillip

noun [C usually singular]     /ˈfɪl.ɪp/
something that causes a sudden improvement: The athletics win provided a much-needed fillip to/for national pride. The news gave the stock market a big fillip.Making things betterBecoming better
(Definition of fillip noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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